Back pain can be incredibly limiting. It may make it hard for you to do simple tasks like moving around your home. You may also struggle to do your job, exercise, or even sleep comfortably. That’s where spinal cord stimulation may offer relief. This type of treatment sends electrical signals into the area, minimizing your symptoms and helping you to move comfortably again.

Keep reading to learn more about how spinal cord stimulation works and its benefits.

How Does It Work?

A spinal cord stimulator is a device that is implanted into the spine. Once there, it will send a very low level of electricity right to the center of the pain you are feeling. This electricity disrupts the pain signal traveling from that area of your spine to your brain, meaning that your brain cannot register the pain anymore.

This treatment isn’t meant to cure the cause of the pain; instead, it offers relief from your symptoms. If you have a damaged or herniated disc in your spine, this method will not fix that problem. It will remain there until you receive treatment. However, with the stimulator implanted, you can no longer feel the intensity of the pain you once did.

Should You Try It?

It’s recommended to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss your treatment options. They may suggest a spinal cord stimulator for those who have tried other treatment methods with no success. That includes other types of pain therapy, including physical therapy and medications.

Some patients prefer to try this method before scheduling more invasive procedures. For many, this device can return the ability to function comfortably.

If you have arm pain, neuropathy, or sciatic pain, this treatment may help you. It can also be beneficial for those with regional pain syndrome and back surgery syndrome, which occurs when procedures fail.

Set Up an Appointment Today

At Freedom Spine and Pain, we have provided spinal cord stimulators for patients with various conditions. Schedule a consultation with one of our pain and spine experts at (210) 920-8945. We have locations in Boerne, Kerrville, and San Antonio, TX.